MCG polls: 10 wards to be reserved for women
Gurugram: In the upcoming civic polls, the Haryana government intends to bring in women empowerment in a political process that has traditionally been male dominated.
10 out of the 35 wards in the civic polls have been reserved for women candidates.
Moreover, the state government has also announced that this time the mayor will be an elected woman councillor from the scheduled caste.
"There may be an intention to bring in more women participation but as a knowledgeable voter I will see that how much the woman councillor will be involved in the decision making for the betterment for the city. There should be less of rhetoric and more action that should be displayed," said Harman Kohli, a city resident.
In the first MCG election in 2011, there were a sizeable number of women candidates that had participated.
While most candidates participated then as independents, this time major political parties like BJP and Congress have decided to contest the municipal polls.
The voting for the 35 wards of the city will be held on September 24 wherein the voters can cast their votes from 7 am to 5pm. The process of counting and declaration of results will be done on the same day.